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  • Ki Mua! Ki Mua!

    $9.95$24.95 + GST

    Rū is a famous Cook Islands explorer and navigator.
    He loved discovering new places.
    One day he set out on a journey that nearly ended in disaster but instead ended in a blessing.

    Find out what happened in Ki Mua! Ki Mua!- a bilingual legend from Aitutaki.

  • King Kava – Tupu o ‘Ava

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    ‘Ava (kava) is a popular drink in Oceania. People drink ‘ava to celebrate happy moments, welcome visitors, and celebrate achievements. But how did ‘ava come to Samoa?

    Find out in King Kava, a bilingual Sāmoan legend retold by David Riley and translated by Rasela Lafaele Uili.

  • Meitaki Taau ‘Anga’anga, Nana! – Nice work, Nana!

    $9.95$19.95 + GST

    By Kairangi Ioane

    When Nana was young she had to help the family prepare copra. Here’s how they did it.
    Meitaki Taau ‘Anga’anga, Nana! is a bilingual book written in Cook Islands Māori and English.

  • My Own Paradise – O Lo’u Lava Parataiso

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    Who do you think would win a race between a chicken and a turtle? You’d think the chicken would, right? Well, maybe not!

    Find out what happens when one prideful chicken got taught a lesson in My Own Paradise, a bilingual Sāmoan legend retold by David Riley and translated by Rasela Lafaele Uili.

  • Oki Akaou Mai – Come Back Soon

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    By Kairone Ioane

    It’s Kairone’s first trip to the Cook Islands. Let’s find out what he did there … and a lesson he learned!
    Oki Akaou Mai is a bilingual book written in Cook Islands Māori and English.

  • Ra Maketi i Raro – Market Day in Raro

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    By O-Auri Rikona-Mateariki

    Nana loved going to the market in Rarotonga when she was a child. Let’s find out what she loved about it!
    Ra Maketi i Raro is a bilingual book written in Cook Islands Māori and English.

  • Seketo’a the Protector – Ko Seketo’a koe Malu’í

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    Have you ever had a friend or sibling who was jealous of you and you don’t know why? That’s what happened to Seketo’a. How did he handle it?

    Find out in Seketo’a the Protector, a bilingual Tongan legend retold by David Riley and translated by Vasilini Finau Faletau.

  • Sina and the Honeyeater – O Sina ma le Segasegāmau’u

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    Sometimes it’s the smallest things that help us the most. That’s what happened to Sina when a tiny Honeyeater bird rescued her family from disaster.

    Find out how in Sina and the Honeyeater, a bilingual Sāmoan legend retold by David Riley and translated by Rasela Lafaele Uili.

  • Tattoo Twins – Le Masaga o Tā Tatau

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    The malu. The pe’a. Samoan tattooing is famous all over the world. But how did the art of tattooing come to Samoa?

    Find out in Tattoo Twins, a bilingual Sāmoan legend retold by David Riley and translated by Rasela Lafaele Uili.

  • The First Samoans – O Tagata Samoa Muamua

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    Tuli has come down from heaven to explore our planet. But all he finds everywhere is water. Tagaloa creates land for him, but now he’s lonely and doesn’t have anyone to share it with!

    Find out what happens next in The First Sāmoans, a bilingual Sāmoan legend retold by David Riley and translated by Rasela Lafaele Uili.

  • Toa Moa a Papa – Papa’s Toa Moa

    $9.95$19.95 + GST

    By Junior Rubena

    When Papa was young he had lots of jobs to do in the village.
    His favourite job was feeding his special chicken.
    Toa Moa a Papa is a bilingual book written in Cook Islands Māori and English.

  • Tonga’s Shooting Star – Koe Fetu’ufuka ‘o Tongá

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    One day Punga, a scary cannibal, challenged an orphan boy named Muni to a spear throwing contest. If Muni lost, he would also lose his life … and Tonga might have been living in fear of Punga forever!

    Find out what happened in Tonga’s Shooting Star, a bilingual Tongan legend retold by David Riley and translated by Vasilini Finau Faletau.

  • Tuatau Taro – Taro Time

    $9.95$19.95 + GST

    By Layton-Monroe Johnson

    Do you know how to grow taro? Mama Kathy learned how to do it when she was growing up in the Cook Islands. Let’s find out more!
    Tuatau Taro is a bilingual book written in Cook Islands Māori and English.

  • Vaea the Gentle Giant – O Vaea le Sau’ai Agamālū

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    Vaea is one of the most famous giants in Oceania. One day some men came to test Sāmoa to test him out. Vaea knew what to do with these men.

    Find out what happened in Vaea the Gentle Giant, a bilingual Sāmoan legend retold by David Riley and translated by Rasela Lafaele Uili.

  • Va’ine the Mōmoke

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    Have you ever missed your family so much it makes you sad?
    That’s what happened to Va’ine and she had to make the toughest decision of her life.

    Find out what happened next in Va’ine the Mōmoke, a bilingual legend from Rarotonga.

  • Our Goal is Savaiki

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    “Nailed to the mast are the colours of Io, the Hidden One.

    Our goal is Savaiki, so let her be swift, let her prow sing

    as it slices the skin of the sea.”

    Our Goal is Savaiki is a collection of poems by Cook Islands-Kiwi poet Alistair Te Ariki Campbell. The poems selected celebrate Alistair’s connections to Tongareva (Penrhyn) where his mother, Teu, was born.

    Each poem has been illustrated by Heimata Tinipese (Pese) Kietonga, an emerging Cook Islands artist who is family to Alistair, or Papa Teariki, as her family knows him.

    “Meitaki ranuinui, the art and design of this book is in perfect harmony with the poems. One of my Year 9 students chose one of his poems about Tangaroa for me to read at the end of class. I think the art and design are fantastic. Kia manuia.
     Brenda. Onehunga High School

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